Danny Aiello, Cathy Moriarty, Paul Sorvino and young newcomer Frankie have joined Kathleen Turner in the cast of Seagal/Nasso Prods.’ family pic “Prince of Central Park,” which recently started shooting in New York.
Based on Evan Rhodes’ 1974 novel and subsequent long-running play, “Prince” concerns a young boy who runs away from an abusive foster home and takes up residence in the famed Gotham glade.
TV vet John Leekley will make his feature directorial debut on the pic. Jules Nasso and Steven Seagal will produce.
Abe Hirschfeld, who produced the stage version of “Prince,” will finance and exec produce along with Karen Poindexter. Seagal/Nasso president Phil Goldfine and John Gulino are co-exec producers.
“We’re pleased to have performers of this magnitude in this feel-good, family oriented film,” said Goldfine.
Aiello most recently starred in and exec produced the CBS series “Dellaventura.” He also played the title role of the Tiffany web’s highly-rated miniseries “The Last Don” and its sequel.
Aiello’s upcoming feature roles include four indie projects, “Brooklyn State of Mind,” “Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis,” “Renata of Wilbur Falls” and “The Cop Who Would Be King.”
Moriarty, whose recent credits include “Digging to China,” “Cop Land” and “Dream with the Fishes,” will co-star with Sharon Stone in the upcoming remake of “Gloria.”
Sorvino, currently onscreen in Sony’s actioner “Knock Off,” had recent roles in “Bulworth,” “Money Talks” and “William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.”